And the West is History

100 years ago: In “Fording” news, Jake Baer, Graden Packing Plant meat buyer, departed Durango “in a Ford” to the Kline mesa “on cattle business.”

75 years ago: In the “Ration Calendar,” Durango residents were reminded that “gasoline ‘A’ book coupons No. 5, good for four gallons each,” and “sugar Coupon No. 12, good for 5 pounds,” were about to expire.

50 years ago: Montgomery Ward made plans to open a new 47,000-square-foot, full-line retail store in the Town Plaza shopping center.

Most items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not be verified.

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